The song of the day for Tuesday, January 31, 2017 is “Cold, Cold Heart.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “Cold, Cold Heart” was written in 1951 by Hank Williams. Tony Bennett sings this song in concerts and sometimes tells the story of how Mitch Miller played the song and asked Bennett to record it. Bennett told him he couldn’t sing it, as he wasn’t a country and western singer. He says that Mitch said he’d record it even if he (Mitch) had to tie him to a tree. “And so he tied me to a tree …” Bennett quips. It really is a beautiful and heartfelt song and was a big hit for Tony Bennett.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Cold, Cold Heart” in 1951, with an arrangement by Percy Faith. This recording was on the Billboard charts for 27 weeks and reached #1.
“Cold, Cold Heart,” as well as all of the singles collected on the The Columbia Singles, Vol. 1, is available from iTunes.